Lincoln Park Zoo

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September 3, 2015
Post from the President--Head of the Class

Lincoln Park Zoo's living classroom has a new educator in chief! President and CEO Kevin Bell introduces Vice President of Education and Community Engagement Dana Murphy, who aims to share the wonders of wildlife with all of Chicago.

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July 2, 2015
Red Panda Gives Birth

Want to see how a red panda cub enters the world? Here’s video of female Leafa giving birth to the first of her two cubs in our behind-the-scenes den at the Kovler Lion House. It’s an amazing look at a rarely seen process.

July 2, 2015
Notable Achievement

When did a primatologist’s path to the zoo’s Fisher Center begin? In her adolescence with a precocious letter she’d forgotten about...until a coworker recently discovered it in a filing cabinet. Read the full story!

July 1, 2015
Red Panda Cub Video

Want a sneak peek into our red panda den? Check out this video of our two new cubs stretching out their legs and receiving care from mom Leafa!

July 1, 2015
Post from the President--Red Panda Cubs!

Lincoln Park Zoo’s Kovler Lion House welcomed two adorable red panda cubs on June 26, 2015, the first in the zoo’s history. President and CEO Kevin Bell shares the details.

June 30, 2015
Join the Artists at our Evening Sculpture Stroll!

Local artists Eric Stephenson, Jyl Bonaguro and Sheng Cheng Xu will attend our next Evening Sculpture Stroll through Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo on Wednesday, July 8!

June 29, 2015
Caterpillar Close-Up

Five years after its opening, Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo continues to offer a refuge to people and wildlife alike, including this black swallowtail caterpillar climbing a golden alexander wildflower.

June 29, 2015
Summer Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

Look back at the last 20 years of Lincoln Park Zoo—from Gateway Pavilion to baby gorilla Bella—with the summer issue of the zoo magazine! Download it for free at

June 28, 2015
Bella and Bahati

Baby Bella and mother Bahati stretch out to each other! Photo by Zoological Manager of Primates Michael Brown-Palsgrove.

June 28, 2015
From A Curator

A striking pose of our Madagascar tree boa -- pun intended! #FromACurator

June 28, 2015
Nature In Motion Sculpture Show Tours

"Here" reflects the free spirit of dancers. See it at our Nature In Motion Sculpture Show Tours!

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